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April 8, 2008

Meeting of the City Council was held at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

Present,-President Hart, Councillors Scatamacchia, Ryan, Macek, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Donahue and Quimby

Records of the last meeting were approved.

Councillor Ryan was appointed to read the records for the present week.

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Communication was received from Mayor Fiorentini requesting to address Council regarding the Central Business District Parking Plan Report Summary submitted by the Central District Parking Commission.

On motion of Councillor Hall that Phase I should include Merrimack st to Emerson st to Bailey blvd, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas,-Councillors Scatamacchia, Daly O’Brien, Hall, McGonagle, Quimby and President Hart 6, Nays,-Councillors Ryan, Macek and Donahue 3, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Daly O’Brien that the Parking Commission should report to the City Council on a
quarterly basis beginning in October 2008, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Hall to approve the concept of Phase I as amended, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMEMDED 1-B

PETITIONS

Application was received from Tina Pantelis for a license to Buy and Sell Old Gold at 101 Merrimack st,
Jewelry by Tina.
GRANTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 52

Application was received for a benefit Block Party from Peter McLaughlin at 4 Apple st, August 2nd for the
“McLaughlin Fund”.
POSTPONED to APRIL 15 2008 Yeas 9, Nays 0 53

Abatement report from the Board of Assessors for the month of March.
PLACED ON FILE 7-D

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication was received from Councillor Macek requesting a discussion regarding Ordinances relative to the safe keeping of dogs and to introduce John Melele Sr to address the Council regarding this matter.
PLACED ON FILE and REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Yeas 9, Nays 0 49-K

Communication was received from Councillor Macek submitting Minutes of the Natural Resources & Buildings
Committee meeting held on April 2nd.

On motion of Councillor Macek to accept the Minutes and follow up with the recommendations of the Councillors
regarding #1, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED

On motion of Councillor Macek to approve the recommendations regarding #’s 2 & 3, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and RECOMMENDATIONS PASSED 37-C

Document 31ORDERED: That the specified list of city-owned land be declared surplus.
see document for list

On motion of Councillor Macek that the document be amended by deleting property numbers 1,2,4,11,12,14,
24,25 and 26 from the attached list of properties to be declared surplus, the yeas and nays were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and PASSED AS AMENDED 31

Document 31-B ORDERED: That property at 0 Lakeshore rd Boxford ma be declared surplus and Town of Boxford has offer of 1st refusal and if Town does not exercise this right Mayor is authorized to issue RFP for said property for not less than $750,000

On motion of Councillor Hall to surplus the land and Council to approve Order, the yeas and nays
were as follows:
Yeas 9, Nays 0, and MOTION PASSED and ORDER PASSED 31-B

NEW BUSINESS

Councillor Scatamacchia introduced Document 21-E To Wit: P R O C L A M A T I O N NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH April 2008
ADOPTED Yeas 9, Nays 0 21-E

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 54 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Boats & Boating
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 54

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 55 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Senior Citizen Tax Incentive Program
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days 55

City Clerk Toomey introduced Document 56 To Wit: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE CHAPTER An Ordinance Relating To Littering
PLACED ON FILE for at least 10 days

Meeting adjourned at 9:29 o’clock P.M. Yeas 8, Absent 1

Attest:

Margaret A. Toomey
City Clerk

 
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